Joelle B Karlik

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BACKGROUND Thyroidectomy is rarely complicated by a surgical site infection (SSI). Despite its low incidence, post-thyroidectomy SSI is especially concerning because of its proximity to vital head and neck structures and the very real potential for airway compromise and death. Severe SSIs frequently are caused by Group A Streptococcus (GAS) because of its(More)
Yunnan Baiyao (White Medicine from Yunnan, YNB) is a Chinese herbal medicinal powder used to stop bleeding and improve circulation in traumatic injuries. We describe the use of YNB in adolescents with cancer as an adjunct to uncontrolled bleeding in the palliative care setting. Through a retrospective chart review of all patients receiving integrative(More)
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